Over the many generations, the idea of teaming up has made sense. In the days of adventure, when people needed to hunt for their food, it was common that warriors and hunters teamed up either with another person or a companion dog to catch their prey. In the development of religions, people worked together to go into remote areas together for safety.
Growing up we were taught to meet up with friends and stay connected. Today that should be easier, but I am not sure it is that easy. Yes, we have our phones and many other ways of communication, but going places and doing things together isn’t always easy. Schedules, work demands, and family obligations often demand we split up. Parents pick up one child while the other parent takes care of dinner. We just find ourselves split and doing less together. Figuring out how to “Pair Up” again is a good idea. After all we can save on fuel, feel connected, and prioritize.
Memories are made and recorded when two or more people are enjoying things together. In my late 30’s, I worked with a Franciscan Nun who was always going out of her way to make people feel better. Often she would bake something special or gather items needed for the elderly couples nearby. These people we often farming people who were shut in due to injuries or ailments. She’d tell me, “we are going to visit …” and away we would go. She had been taught from her order to always go with someone and she followed through with that understanding. I must say even though she has passed on, I still have vivid memories of running these purposeful errands of mercy as a team.
Teaming up goes beyond physically being with another person. We can team up in business to make things run smoother for our clients. We can team up as parents and provide a united front for our children. It makes us more consistent and simplifies family rules.
We can team up in approaching community needs. Our local Crystal Lake Kiwanis runs a yearly Santa Run on the first Sunday of December. We do it in conjunction with many other groups who work together. We have teamed up to help one anothers causes and make the Community even stronger. In the process, we have come to appreciate one another more. It is great fun with a great purpose, as well.
Take the one step forward today to team up, it may put you on the escalator of success!
Thanks to Jo Anne Ollerenshaw for the photograph!